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2nd January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1973 Chris Woodruff (tennis player)

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Died:

1977 Erroll Garner (pianist – Misty)

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On This Day:

1919 Lithuania gains independence

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Have a good Wednesday, 2nd January

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31st December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1937 Anthony Hopkins (actor – Silence Of The Lambs)

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Died:

2015 Natalie Cole (singer)

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On This Day:

1983 Brunei gains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Monday, 31st December

27th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1822 Matthew Arnold (poet)

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Died:

1524 Vasco Da Gama (explorer)

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On This Day:

1954 Laos gains independence

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Have a good Monday, 24th December

21st December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1948 Samuel L Jackson (actor)

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Died:

1940 F Scott Fitzgerald (author – The Great Gatsby)

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On This Day:

1923 Nepal becomes independent (was a British Protectorate) 

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Have a good Friday, 21st December

9th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1608 John Milton (poet)

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Died:

1998 Archie Moore (boxing champion)

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On This Day:

1961 Tanzania becomes independent (formerly Tanganyika, a British Colony)

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Have a good Sunday, 9th December

1st December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Pablo Escobar (Colombian drug lord)

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Died:

1973 David Ben – Gurion (founding father of Israel)

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On This Day:

1918 Yugoslavia declares independence and establishes its monarchy

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Have a good Saturday, 1st December

18th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1939 Margaret Atwood (poet)

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Died:

2015 Jonah Lomu (famous rugby player, youngest ever All Black)

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On This Day:

1918 Latvia declares independence (from Russia)

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Have a good Sunday, 18th November